Sometimes parents of kids with autism are thought of as superheroes with super powers that allow us to power through day after day, year after year. Alas, ’tis not true; we are mere mortals who often muddle through our days after too many sleepless nights. While we appreciate the confidence others seem to have in us, we also want you to know the reality of being a parent of a child with autism.

1. We understand our child completely.

If I had a dollar for every time I couldn’t figure out my enigmatic daughter, I’d be a rich mama blogger. As a veteran parent, I know her better now than ever but that still leaves me woefully inadequate too many times to count. I remember once when she was much younger and was having difficulty breathing with croup. Her dad was out of town and her brother was asleep in the next room so I made my first 911 Read full post »